Dec 18, 2012 5:30pm PST
brown remembers the life of war hero and medal of honor winner daniel inouye, the senator from hawaii who was third in line to the presidency. >> ifill: and we close with the story of a message of hope and healing from the late fred rogers, in a 34-year-old photo that's gone viral. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy, productive life. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: the white house had a new proposal on the table today in the fiscal cliff negotiations. house republicans said it fell well short, but the two sides kept at it, hoping to avert across-the-board tax hikes and steep mandatory spending cuts in 2013. >>
Dec 27, 2012 5:30pm PST
on whatever the senate can pass, but the senate first must act. " president obama returned early from hawaii today, still pushing to extend tax cuts for the middle class, but raise rates on the well-off. aides said he made phone calls last night to speaker boehner and house minority leader nancy pelosi, as well as senator reid and his opposite number, minority leader mitch mcconnell. but today, mcconnell gave no indication of movement. >> last night i told the president we'd be happy to look at whatever he proposes, but the truth is we're coming up against a hard deadline here, and as i said this is a conversation we should have had months ago. and republicans aren't about to write a blank check for anything senate democrats put forward just because we find ourselves at the edge of the cliff. >> reporter: adding to the urgency, treasury secretary timothy geithner warned he'll have to begin taking "extraordinary measures" to postpone a goverent default. the government is on track to hit its borrowing limit on monday, he said with no prospect of congressional action to raise the limit. here no
Dec 20, 2012 5:30pm PST
, right? >> the president is planning to go to hawaii with his family. t family is going to heading there soon and he isn't getting on a plane any time soon. he could stay all through weekend. if possible he could wait through monday and eric cantor threatened that today. he said "we might stay here all weekend." the senate is intending to come back next thursday and deal with it then. >> the critical point here is will john baner be willing to bring up a bill in the house that's a compromise that may require more democratic votes than republican votes? that is anathema to him, but it may be the only way out of thiss me. >> brown: norm ornstein, christina bellantoni, thanks so much. >> suarez: still to come on the "newshour": targeting pakistan's polio eradication workers; state department security failures; the pros and cons of saving versus spending and north dakota's senator elect. but first, the other news of the day. here's hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: amid the fiscal cliff fight, members of the house and senate paid final respects today to the late senator daniel inouye.
Dec 23, 2012 12:30pm PST
death rate from guns. hawaii, rhode island, massachusetts, connecticut, and new york, erotically. the five highest, louisiana, mississippi, alaska, nevada, alabama. the other five have the highest gun ownership in the country and the most relaxed laws. we have the toughest gun laws in the city. it did not do much to cut down on the violence. it took a lot of police to do it. >> go on the internet. google gun-control and see what you come up with. statements from the founding fathers about our guns. toward washington. -- george washington. try to stop gun sales in this country, you will run into a series of roadblocks. >> austria h a ms kling inhe mid-1990s and they passed a severe loss where all existing guns had to be turned in. the government bought them back. after a certain date if they were in your home, you were arrested. they have had a decrease in crime and suicide, which is an interesting development. it seems to me, you either have to go that route, which you cannot in the u.s. -- gun ownership in australia was 5% of households. gallup has shown is 47% here. we he the s
Dec 20, 2012 11:00pm PST
think he always, for him going to hawaii on that situation is always an opportunity for him to sit back, to write, to reflect, to really think about the next step. you've seen it every year of the presidency. and i think that that, if he can get to hawaii, if he's not bogged down by the fiscal cliff, i think those are questions that he is going to be asking himself. >> one thing i heard that i thought was just, i hated to read it because i hate to think of politics that way although i know the reality of it is that the president helped me on those, basically said a lot of people opposing the fiscal cliff negotiations because they just don't like me. >> some of this, some of what goes on in thi tn ese days is more personalized than it used to be. so i think there is an element of that. but you know that was also true for george w. bush. so it does transcend that kind of rancor that kind of pain transforms live, i think one of the interesting tests for whether the president is changed or not is how much does he want-- how much does he want to deal with politician. he doesn't really like s
Dec 17, 2012 5:30pm PST
. the democrat of hawaii died of respiratory complications in washington. he was 88 years old and the u.s. senate's longest serving member. our coverage of this story continues online, with more advice on how to talk to children. kwame holman explains. >> holman: we have tips on coping from a professor of school psychology and parent of two children, stephen brock. get ankery look at our coming story. a special correspondent profiles an indian politician who is both loved and loathed. all that and more is on our web site, newshour.pbs.org. >> ifill: and to a different kind of honor roll tonight, of those killed in newtown, connecticut, on friday morning. as we've reported, there were 20 first-graders and six women in the school, plus the mother of the shooter, who lost their lives. here, in silence, are the names of the 27 victims. 25 photographs were available. first, the children in alphabetical order. >> ifill: and that's the newshour for tonight. on tuesday, we'll update the connecticut story, and talk with west virginia senator joe manchin. i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff.
Dec 21, 2012 5:30pm PST
to the late senator daniel inouye of hawaii. a crowd filled the national cathedral in washington for the service honoring the japanese- american who became a war hero and served in the senate more than 50 years. president obama recalled watching inouye during the televised watergate hearings in 1973. >> to see this man, this senator, this poweul, accolished person who was not a central cast. and the way he commanded the respect of an entire nation, i think it hinted to me what might be possible in my own life. >> sreenivasan: inouye died monday at the age of 88. a pre-christmas storm rumbled across the great lakes today, toward canada. the storm had closed roads and grounded more than 1,000 flights on thursday. but as conditions improved, chicago's o'hare international and other airports returned to normal for one of the busiest days of the year. elsewhere, parts of wisconsin, iowa, and michan dug out fro more than a foot of snow. the storm was blamed for at least nine deaths in half a dozen states. the day that some pegged as the "end of the world" came and went without incident
Dec 28, 2012 5:30pm PST
everyone is trying to look busy so when we go over he can say we tried. he came back from hawaii, he had to do something. so they had a meeting. if you don't have new offers you don't have progress. you did have a frank exchange but they in in the business of macking a deal there is no real evidence that they moved. so i remain that we will probely go oferm then once that happens then all sort of things start a lining. speaker boehner gets reelect as speaker t is easier to pass a tax cut than do it beforehand. everyone goes crazy outside so there is moreresre. i sll think ituch more likely that not much has happened. >> what do you think? looking busy, that's all that is happening right now? >> i think that it was a chance, on january 3rd, he has the votes from the republican congress, land there is no reason to think doesn't, then will be re-elected to peaker of the house. but if 17 republicans and we know there are more than that number of rebels, iconoclasts in that esteemed body o decide to not vote then john boehner will leave it in limb above. but i think once is re-elected as spe